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Old 07-13-2010, 11:47 AM   #1 
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Exo Terra Sand

I did ask this question on someone elses post last night but nobody responded so here it is again :)

In my bettas tank I have black gravel which is quite rough, I am thinking about replacing it with some black sand but can't find any at a reasonable price, I did however find Exo Terra black sand on a website I use and was wondering whether this would be suitable for my betta? It is meant for reptiles/amphibians so the only thing I can think of would be that it may have calcium but the site doesn't say, so I was wondering whether anyone has used it before for a fish and if it is suitable?

Heres the link for the sand, just in case your not familiar with it :)

http://www.charterhouse-aquatics.co....kg-p-2155.html

http://www.theonlinepetstore.co.uk/p...sp?prodid=1329

Thanks :)

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Old 07-13-2010, 12:54 PM   #2 
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I'm not sure... but i wouldn't use anything that's not made for fish. i use gravel and it's been fine, but if you want sand, get aquarium sand.

by the way, is that your betta in the picture? he's beautiful!
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #3 
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Aww thanks, Yup thats my betta :)
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:16 PM   #4 
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I don't think I would use reptile sands either--they don't take as much care to leave out rocks that could leech minerals into the water. Also, they tend to be quite fine.

I would suggest CaribSea Tahitian Moon Sand, Flourite Black Sand, Flourite Black, and Eco Complete--the latter three are enriched substrates that are very good for planting live plants in.
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The 3 you mentioned, arent they meant for marine tanks?
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Nope, they're intended for freshwater tanks only. I use Eco Complete and Flourite black sand in my planted tanks since it is enriched with nutients. Tahitian Moon Sand is neutral and can be used in either marine or freshwater aquariums.
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:05 PM   #7 
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Just to be on the safe side, is this the sand?

http://www.charterhouse-aquatics.co....lb-p-1726.html
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